Key Information

Important Dates

Paper submission: March 15, 2022 March 25, 2022
Paper notification: May 30, 2022
Camera-ready paper submission: June 15, 2022

Call for Papers

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Analysis and synthesis of multimodal nonverbal cues, including facial expressions, paralinguistics, eye gaze, head movements, body postures, and hand gestures within an interaction context.
  • Analysis and synthesis of affective states, such as emotions, empathy, personality, and engagement.
  • Co-modelling of nonverbal and verbal cues.
  • Co-speech gesture generation.
  • Machine learning approaches to nonverbal communication analysis and synthesis.
  • Societal and ethical considerations of cognitive and social robots, including transparency, bias, fairness, and privacy.
  • Applications of cognitive and social robots in healthcare, education, workplace, or entertainment.
  • Databases and tools for nonverbal communication analysis and synthesis.
  • All papers submitted to special sessions will be subject to the same peer-review procedure as the regular papers. Please refer to the main conference website to have additional details.

    Authors should adhere the following steps for submitting a paper to this special session:

  • Create an account: go to Papercept , to create a PIN and fill out the form. Ask all your co-authors to do the same if they do not have an account on the system yet, write down the authors' PINs (this information is needed for manuscript processing purposes).
  • Go to Support Menu and depending on how you are preparing your paper, download a template: LaTeX or MS-Word, use these templates/style files to create the paper and save in PDF format.
  • Upload the paper: go to Papercept and click on "submit a contribution to Ro-Man 2022".
  • Submit special session paper.
  • Make sure to insert the code of this special session: ujcjj .
  • Fill in the form presented on the next page (make sure to enter all author PINs created in Step 1.
  • Organisers

    Oya Celiktutan

    King’s College London
    United Kingdom

    Nguyen Tan Viet Tuyen

    King's College London
    United Kingdom

    Marine Chamoux

    SoftBank Robotics Europe

    Alexandra Georgescu

    King's College London
    United Kingdom

    Mutlu Cukurova

    University College London
    United Kingdom

    Pierre Lison

    Norwegian Computing Center

    Ho Seok Ahn

    University of Auckland
    New Zealand


    Alexandra Wittemann

    Cristina Palmero

    Goldie Nejat

    Hoang Long Cao

    Ho Seok Ahn

    Julio C.S.Jacques Junior

    Lorenzo Ferrini

    Micol Spitale

    Nguyen Tan Viet Tuyen

    Taras Kucherenko

    Youngwoo Yoon

    Atieh Merikh Nejadasl

    Gabriele Trovato

    Hanan Salam

    Hooman Hedayati

    Jean Marc Odobez

    Lennart Wachowiak

    Maike Paetzel Prüsmann

    Minja Axelsson

    Pierre Lison

    Wataru Takano

    Yuya Okadome


    Program of the special session and the details about the invited talk will be announced here.